LOCASH to perform at AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Mountainfest

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WATERTOWN, NY – JUNE 10, 2019: The 2019 AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert will be held June 20 as part of the Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (FMWR) Mountainfest at Fort Drum. This year’s concert will feature country music duo LOCASH with opening act Parmalee.

AmeriCU presents this special concert to thank the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division and their families for their valiant service to our country in cooperation with co-sponsors Carthage Area Hospital, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Kinney Drugs, Lockheed Martin, Martin’s Point, the USO, Waite Toyota, Wahl Media, Community Broadcasters, Lamar Advertising, and NBC Watertown.

Fort Drum will open to the public at 12:30PM on Thursday, June 20. FMWR Mountainfest features fun, family activities beginning at 1PM and is followed by the Salute to the Nation at 4:00PM. At 6:00PM, the AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert will begin, followed by an amazing fireworks display! The event has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association as the best promotional event in the country multiple times. This year, we expect that more than 25,000 people will attend the concert.

The AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert and FMWR Mountainfest are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.Mountainfest.us or www.AmeriCU.org.


About Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division

Based at Fort Drum, NY the 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division of the United States Army. The division is comprised of four subordinates of Brigade Combat Teams, a Combat Aviation Brigade, and a Special Troops Battalion. The 10th Mountain Division is among one of the most deployed units of the United States Army. Each year, the Division of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation holds the day-long Mountainfest event at Division Hill on Fort Drum as part of Fort Drum’s Independence Day celebration.

About AmeriCU

AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution serving nine counties in Central and Northern New York. AmeriCU is among New York State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. AmeriCU has a long tradition of serving the armed forces and our local communities and has had an office on Fort Drum since 1988. Now serving over 130,000 members world-wide through its 19 full-service Financial Center locations, Online + Mobile Banking services, Shared Branching locations, and its Member Service Center, AmeriCU provides its members the right financial services to live life, dream big, and achieve financial success. For more information, visit www.MountainFest.us or www.AmeriCU.org.


Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend, Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH is the Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust; natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life," followed by the flirtatious GOLD-certified #1 smash, “I Know Somebody” – their first trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts – and 2017’s fun-loving romantic anthem “Ring on Every Finger.” All three singles were part of their album, THE FIGHTERS, which was released in the summer of 2016 to Top 15 success. In 2017, they earned their first round of awards show recognition, nominated at the ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), and the CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year.  Their latest single, the Top 30 “Feels Like A Party,” is the pair’s first release with their new label, BBR Music Group/BMG. The 2019 ACM Duo of the Year nominee is set to release their new album, Brothers in March of 2019.

About Parmalee

Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals and drums), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and their best friend Josh McSwain (lead guitar), Parmalee are the quintessential American Country band. Named after the small town where the band started, Parmele, N.C. (population 278), the chart-topping quartet pays tribute to their humble Carolina upbringings with their name and their sound. Raised on a diet of Southern rock, Country, and Blues, they formed in 2001 as a bunch of small-town boys chasing wild weekend nights, but their talents eventually took them beyond the little cement block barn they rehearsed in and onto Country music’s biggest stages, not to mention the top of Billboard’s Country chart.

The band’s latest release “Be Alright”, produced by David Fanning, is an emotionally-driven song about hope, knowing that when a relationship is struggling, things will work out for the best in the end. Matt Thomas explains “The first time we heard the song we loved it. We knew immediately we wanted to record it Parmalee style. It’s such a relatable song. We are just glad to have the opportunity to reimagine and record this for the Country music fans.” Australian singer and songwriter Dean Lewis originally recorded and released the global hit in 2018. Until now, it has never been recorded and released as a Country song.



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Jun 10th 2019